Anvil International Promotes Elizabeth Rodriguez to Assistant Inside Sales Manager

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (April 25, 2011) — Anvil International, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced that Elizabeth Rodriguez has been promoted to Assistant Inside Sales Manager. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.

Rodriguez has been with Anvil for nine years, handling inside sales and customer service. Working with a wide range of clients, she has managed numerous large projects, involving the design and installation of complex piping solutions. She has also been a leader in facilitating product training for installers.

“Elizabeth has distinguished herself in sales and customer service, delivering high-quality solutions and building strong partnerships,” said Debi Skyberg, Anvil’s National Sales Manager. “The wealth of product and industry knowledge she brings to this position will be a substantial asset to our organization and our customers.”

In her new role, Rodriguez will assist Skyberg in managing an inside sales team of 22 across Anvil’s facilities in University Park, Ill.; Bloomington, Minn.; and Kansas City, Mo. Her responsibilities will encompass pricing and procedures as well as customer support.

Additionally, she will be assisting Skyberg in the development and implementation of training initiatives. She will continue to work out of Anvil’s northern U.S. customer service and distribution center in University Park, Ill.

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About Anvil International
Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided the highest–quality pipe products and services with integrity and dedication to superior customer service. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection, to mining and oil and gas. Anvil offers products and services worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Tennessee (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Texas (ISO 9001:2008 certified) and Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2008 certified). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–418–2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03038, or visit

About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®. The piping components systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at